By: Tag Pei-chun and Romulo Huang
Taipei, Feb. 25 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated Thursday
Taiwan’s sovereignty over the Diaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea, insisting that based on all historical and geographic factors and international law, the islands form part of the Republic of China’s inherent territory.
“The Diaoyutai Archipelago is indisputably affiliated to Taiwan and an inherent part of ROC territory,” the ministry said in a statement.
The ministry also said that it will keep a close eye on related developments following reports that Japan is completing the deployment of a special garrison force to defend the Diaoyutai Islands, known in Japan as the Senkaku Islands. [FULL STORY]